Over the Rainbow by Craig Lock (1995)

March 8, 2020

Craig's List of Writings

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Originally posted on “THE JOURNALIST “… REVEALING AND INTERESTING “INTERVIEWS”: NKOSI SIKELEL’ i’AFRIKA. Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrika God bless Africa Maluphakamis’u phondo Let the horn of her people rise lwayo high up Yizwe imithandazo yethu In your love hear our prayers Nkosi sikelele Thina lusapho lwayo God bless our people (Woza moya) Woza woza Come…

via Over the Rainbow by Craig Lock (1995) — Books by craig lock: “Explore, Dream, Discover”

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“Only when we can say, ‘I am first and foremost a human being… and second a Jew, Muslim, Buddhist, Christian, or Hindu, will we progress our shared humanity.”

February 28, 2020

Working, Striving towards a more Peaceful World "I WRITE, I SHARE, I DREAM!"

following on from https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2020/02/27/some-thoughts-from-my-old-floppy-discs/

“Only when we can say, ‘I am first and foremost a human being and second a Jew, Muslim, Buddhist, Christian, or Hindu, will we progress our shared humanity. Let not our beliefs, but our shared humanity define who we really are. What we believe is not nearly as important as how we relate, interact with each other…and how we live.”
.-craig
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and
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Only when we can say, ‘I am first and foremost a human being and second a Jew, Muslim, Buddhist, Christian, or Hindu, will we progress our shared humanity. Let not our beliefs, but our shared humanity define who we really are. What we believe is not nearly as important as how we relate, interact with each other…and how we live.
.- craig

˜And at the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for…

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My letter to Madiba (1995)

February 25, 2020

retrieved from my old (ancient/”prehistoric” * floppy discs (I think…after much effort)
Never give up!
* what my “technogeek” friend, Bill calls them!

see https://drive.google.com/file/d/1V7QgwYFeVQYlBY8PJd9msx-PMmPk4032/view?ts=5e554f32

PS
Not sure if it can be read on Google Drive, as I saved it originally on my old Brother 1450 wordprocessor (and can’t convert to a txt file). I can read it on my old WP, but can’t copy and paste into a Word doc, nor as a txt file. Am copying in WPS format to my dvd drive. I want to turn all from old writings and files from 1993-1996 + letters to newspapers into a new book.

enjoy and good luck
“non-techno, but purrsistent” (who get by with a little help from my ‘technogeek’ friends” c

PPS
I got a hugely encouraging and inspiring reply from Madiba’s office (with a personal message from the President) in those
“very dark” days (here) in the mid nineties
“not as big a ‘namesdropper’ as my dear champion dad”

craig

Madiba

Siya Kolisi delivers moving speech at Laureus ceremony [video]

February 20, 2020

South Africa: "the Beloved Country"

Siya Kolisi led the Springboks contingent who picked up the Team of the Year award at the Laureus Sports Awards on Monday night.

Watch: Siya Kolisi delivers moving speech at Laureus ceremony

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Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.

SHARE, SUPPORT, ENCOURAGE, UPLIFT and (perhaps even) INSPIRE

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

February 18, 2020

the-famous-nelson-mandela-education-quoteEducation is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

– Madiba

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and http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

http://www.inspiringvideo.wordpress.com

“Sharing, supporting, informing, enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”.
(enough there for now, c!)

Together, one mind, one soul, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant seeds of hope, then march together towards a better future…a far brighter tomorrow

Sunday Times 12 January 2020

January 14, 2020

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and
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Hi Matsobane (Patrick)

Hi
Thanks for the follow and likes.
if you want to follow me, go to
https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/09/18/craigs-list-of-blogs-about-300-of-them-at-wordpress/
(to find one or two of interest…perhaps)

and/or https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31

+

https://www.facebook.com/Uplift-Encourage-and-Inspire-479972392393133/

# Though my family and close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera* in the “real world”, rather than in cyberspace!)
* By the way, do they still make them in today’s ever-faster changing world..or is it all done with mobile phones?

(get with the times now,”luddite”* c – it should be a smart phone)

* or so I was often called by my “my techno-geek” friend, Bill (“the gonk”)

“total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk, talk and chew gum at the same time) #

The impossible we do immediately; however miracles take a little longer!

* (You may think I’m joking, but just ask my friends!)

Who says men can’t multi-task!

Men…Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em!

“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.”

– Colette (nice name for a girl, btw)
http://www.craigsquotes.woespress.com
Hambe Kahle with your blog

Shared by “early bird” (very) * craig
* my “best” time (by far)

“Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder” *

* not bridges (thank goodness)!

Well my family and friends say I’m “safest” just writing and sharing
Still

Driven to share, uplift, encourage and (perhaps even) inspire

PPS

“Live each day as if it’s your last…
and one day you’ll be right!

Don’t worry about the world ending today…

it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

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via Sunday Times 12 January 2020 — Matsobane Industrial Services (Pty) Ltd

“What you imagine in/through the mind, you can create on the pages”

January 5, 2020

Christmas message rings powerfully

December 31, 2019

I (We) Must Not Hate!

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Jacinda Ardern’s immediate, instinctive embrace of the victims’ families and the simple act of putting on a headscarf, moved hearts and minds everywhere. Photo / Alan Gibson
NZ Herald

picture from https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12294735

People going to church this Christmas believe God is a powerful force for good in the world and he, or she, sometimes works in mysterious ways. Christians, whose faith is founded on the redemptive event of Christ’s crucifixion, can readily believe that good can grow from tragedy.

New Zealand this year has experienced a most appalling tragedy. The slaughter in March of New Zealand Muslims at prayer in two Christchurch mosques had a profound effect not just on this country but the world.

see https://www.pressreader.com/new-zealand/the-new-zealand-herald/20191224/282548725178303
from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)…
and by that I mean God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps I should…

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Siya Kolisi: ‘It’s a privilege, not a burden, to fight for South Africa’

November 22, 2019

“THE JOURNALIST “… REVEALING AND INTERESTING "INTERVIEWS"

Kolisi

It’s been a sleep-sapping few days for South Africa’s World Cup-winning captain Siya Kolisi.

The Springbok skipper admits the aftermath of Saturday’s 32-12 victory over England in Yokohama has been frantic, but he knows he has to summon energy as the team returns home.

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/11/05/sport/siya-kolisi-rugby-world-cup-south-africa-spt-intl/index.html

from

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and

http://www.inspiringvideo.wordpress.com

Also see https://www.sarugby.co.za/articles/2019/11/02/It-was-our-privilege-to-give-hope

Picture (below) from http://www.inspiringvideo.wordpress.com

sa-flag1SHARE, INFORM, IMPACT, UPLIFT, IGNITE, ENCOURAGE and (perhaps even) INSPIRE

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Our Role

November 15, 2019

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